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Man seriously injured during alleged attempted murder outside Longmont dies, sheriff's office says

The suspect — identified as 32-year-old Michael Joseph Lucky — specifically targeted the victim, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.
Posted at 11:15 PM, Dec 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-26 12:25:19-05

Editor's note on Dec. 26, 2023 at 10:20 a.m.: This story has been modified to include information about the victim's death following the attack and the expected amendment to the charges the suspect will face in the case.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A man who suffered life-threatening injuries during an alleged attempted murder at a home outside Longmont earlier this month has died, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, 911 dispatchers received a call for help from a resident of a home on Portico Lane in unincorporated Boulder County, just outside of Longmont, shortly after midnight on Dec. 19. First responders arrived and found a 60-year-old man suffering from life-threatening blunt force trauma injuries.

The man was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and later flown to a Level 1 trauma center for further medical care, the sheriff's office said. He died on Christmas Eve.

The sheriff's office said the man was injured during an apparent attempted murder. According to the sheriff's office, the suspect — identified as 32-year-old Michael Joseph Lucky — specifically targeted the victim.

Authorities located Lucky's vehicle nearby on Plateau Road, but it was unoccupied. The sheriff's office said Lucky came to the department's headquarters Tuesday morning and was taken into custody.

Lucky faced several charges, including attempted murder, first-degree burglary, stalking — violating a protection order, violation of a protection order, domestic violence and two counts of crime of violence. Those charges are expected to be amended now that the victim has died, the sheriff's office said.

At the time of the attack, Lucky was on bond for a case involving the victim's daughter, according to the sheriff's office.

Nearby residents were placed on a shelter-in-place order during the search for Lucky. That order was later lifted.

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